Correction: I am NOT directing The sequel to Edge of Tomorrow. Doug Liman is. I will be involved but there’s no Edge without Doug.
— ChristopherMcQuarrie (@chrismcquarrie) April 8, 2016
Christopher McQuarrie (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Jack Reacher) is now apparently attached to direct the Edge of Tomorrow sequel for Warner Bros. according to Deadline. They mention the news with the additional update that screenwriters Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse will be writing the untitled sequel’s script.
The screenwriting duo have previously penned films the Jesse Owens bio-pic Race, McQuarrie’s The Gray Man with Charlize Theron attached and The Circle of Treason.
McQuarrie adapted the screenplay for the first film from the original Japanese novel turned manga All You Need Is Kill, and looks like could be replacing the very busy Doug Liman as it’s director. Liman, McQuarrie and Tom Cruise had reportedly had a meeting to pitch ideas for the sequel, one has seemingly stuck.
He’s previously worked with Cruise as a director on Jack Reacher and Rogue Nation, so his addition to the project isn’t out of left-field.
Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt are expected to reprise their roles.
There’s no word on when production could get started, but Christopher McQuarrie is a busy guy with The Gray Man and Mission: Impossible 6 on the horizon.